'Weird Wacky' Science Show Comes to the West Kootenay

By Contributor
March 28th, 2009

The Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (KAST), in partnership with Selkirk College and Vancouver’s Science World is proud to bring back the Community Science Celebration Saturday April 4, 2009 to Selkirk College, Castlegar. Doors open at 11am. Last years’ event was a huge success with over 2,000 local residents participating in this free family event for people throughout the West Kootenay.

Over 18 organizations, including the FortisBC electrical safety demonstration with the smokin’ wiener, KBS with all the technology changes in broadcasting over the years, Fish and Wildlife, Jenergy, Bear Aware, Firebird Technologies, Genome BC building marshmallow DNA strands, the always popular Selkirk College golf swing analyzer, Chemistry and Biology department demonstrations, as well as Summer camp information, will be on hand to showcase their science demonstrations and community engagement activities. There will be lots of give-a-ways for the kids and prize draws as well.

The Community Science Celebration will feature three LIVE Science World shows presenting interactive demonstration that combines education, theatre and fun at noon, 2pm and 3pm. The Science World team creates a playful approach to learning science and technology where kids can see the concepts in their textbooks come alive with colour, humour and flair, all up on a big stage for everyone to enjoy.

In conjunction with the Community Science Celebration, on April 4th the West Kootenay Regional Science Fair will be held at the Selkirk College Gym, Castlegar with public viewing from 11am – 1pm, and Science Fair awards presentation will be at 1pm.

The third part of this Community Science Celebration is the Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition presented by APEG. This event allows builders to build a bridge with white glue and 100 Popsicle Sticks, bring it to the contest and watch it get destroyed when tested. Learn about bridge building and bridge failure and maybe win some prize money but most importantly, have some fun. Kits available, call the KAST office at 250.483.5052. This competition is organized by the West Kootenay Branch of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

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